||Petitioner was disbarred on consent by order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on September 9, 1982. His first Petition for Reinstatement was denied by order of the Supreme Court dated September 2, 1992. This was Petitionerís second request for Reinstatement.
Petitioner was disbarred on consent in 1982 after he misused clientís funds, used bad checks to pay filing fees, and neglected client matters. Petitioner recognized that he exacerbated the financial problems in his practice because he failed to face up to his responsibilities and address his problems as they occurred. He also recognized that his former poor management skills resulted in a chaotic practice, which contributed to his misconduct. Petitioner made full restitution to his former clients and the Prothonotary, but for one client, who he was unable to locate. Since his disbarment, Petitioner made a conscious effort to assure his past problems did not occur.
A number of character witnesses appeared on Petitionerís behalf, each of whom testified to his excellent reputation as a truthful and honest citizen. In addition, twenty-four individuals submitted letters urging Petitionerís reinstatement. Petitioner engaged in a qualitative period of rehabilitation during his eighteen-year period of disbarment. Respondent met his burden of proof to be reinstated. Petitioner showed that he is prepared to accept his responsibility as a lawyer and to conduct himself in an ethical manner.